Solar Wind Aurora Borealis

This morning yielded some more great Aurora photos due to the arrival of a fast coronal wind stream.  Solar wind velocities peaked around 560km/s right around midnight.

Twilight and the Aurora together. I started this shoot just north of Elk Island Park. This was taken at 9:00pm.

Spring must be here! The snow is gone and now there is a lot of standing water in the fields. The aurora began to take off a bit while I was at this location.

As you can see in this photo the Aurora was very high in the sky!

A little fisheye action. It was a very large display!

I found this fantastic barn and stopped just to get a shot of it in the moonlight. The aurora picked up just as I setup my gear. The moon was 90.6% from full so there was a lot of light available for the landscape.

Here is another one, a little tighter composition. I think I will get rid of the power lines when I print this image.

It was a beautiful night. This field was pretty much clear but you can still see a little snow behind the bins.

Fisheye from the corner of the field!

Just a bit further down the same road as the farm from the above image was this field. I was able to get a little reflection from the standing water.

This is the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of St. Mary Szypenitz. The amount of moonlight sure lets this building jump out of the photo!

Here is another perspective.

This one reminds me of the Titanic!

Well that’s it.  Thanks for having a look.  Feel free to leave a comment or post a question!

Sherry - I’m sure you’re being far too modest about that. Though I know I am personally forever grateful that digital photography has come into being! Take a shot, take another, another… pick your best ones, jettison the rest. No harm, no foul. I am taking my modest little Kodak 12 mp camera to China next month (10 day trip)- with two 8 gb chips- I think that covers enough photos for at least a couple of months!

Zoltan - Thanks Sherry! I wish I could say ALL my images are keepers. Unfortunatly it wouldn’t be the truth!

Sherry - That church is pretty spectacular- and the name is lots of fun. I quite enjoyed your photos of today’s (4/30) aurora, too- those colors were so vibrant! A double-your-pleasure set of photos because of the little lake’s reflection. Gorgeous. I bet you NEVER take a bad photo!

Zoltan - Thank’s Olivier!

Olivier Du Tré - Fantastic Zoltan!

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